Off topic, but I re-watched the Blumhouse Halloween again this past weekend and the more I see it, the more I don't like it. I am a HUGE Halloween fan and for some reason I just cannot get into this one. I think it's definitely overrated and I would rather watch Halloween II or Halloween 4 than the new one.
1.) The entire premise of the "new Loomis" was incredibly dumb. I get that he's supposed to be obsessed and wants to see what it feels like, blah blah blah. But when he put on the mask and was somehow able to lift an unconscious Michael into the back of a police car on his own.. no, no thank you.
2.) The randomness and the quantity of the kills were just too much. The first one was so good because of the way they kept you on the edge of your seat waiting for the inevitable to happen. In this one, it's just thrown in your face almost immediately. Doesn't matter if we're invested in the character (not many) or if it's a random neighbor, he's just going around getting everyone. And the gore level is approaching Zombie status too. The doctor getting his head smashed by a boot or the woman getting her head beat in with a hammer. The other movies didn't need to resort to that much gore to make them exciting.
3.) Judy Greer is the worst actress ever. She was terrible in Jurassic World (watch when she tries to "cry" on the phone with her sister) and she is terrible in this movie too. She is not believable at all, she shows no real emotion. She's the worst.
4.) Character Investment. At least the other movies tried to get you invested in the characters. Even if they were annoying and just there to be killed off, they at least tried to get you to care for them a little. Not so in this movie. The friends of the daughter are in what.. 2-3 scenes tops before they get killed off? And NONE of them are likable except for the little kid. And even his humor takes away from the scare factor as well.
I'm ranting obviously. About 6 months too late I know. Maybe I'm off, but the movie felt rushed and wasn't what I expected overall. Rant over....